18 - 24 November 2013
Liebe ist kälter als der Tod (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

L'Alternativa Parallel

20 years of l'Alternativa

Liebe ist kälter als der Tod (Love is Colder than Death)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Germany, 1969
16 mm | 88 min | BW | German | VOSE

Producer company: Antiteater-X-Film
Screenplay: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Photography: Dietrich Lohmann
Editor: Franz Walsch
Music: Peer Raben
Actors: Ulli Lommel, Hanna Schygulla, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Hans Hirschmüller, Katrin Schaake, Peter Berling, Ingrid Caven, Irm Hermann, Yaak Karsunke.

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Fassbinder's first feature film is a deconstruction of the American gangster movie. Fassbinder plays Franz, a small-time pimp who is torn between his mistress, Joanna, and his gangster friend Bruno. The film explores themes that were to recur throughout his subsequent films: loneliness, the longing for companionship and love, and the fear and reality of betrayal.


Screened at

L'Alternativa 2001